The meanings of beads cut across cultures and time; they force us to acknowledge our common humanity. Were the actors upon the ancient stage much like us, so that we can understand their motivations? Or were they playing to a script that is untranslatable to an audience from another time, another society? Beads answer these questions for us.
Mightier than the Sword: The Allure, Beauty and Enduring Power of Beads celebrates the beauty of beads and the research of Yale faculty and students as they uncover the wonder of beads and the stories that they tell!
The exhibition is on view within the Department of Anthropology at 51 Hillhouse Avenue, open to the public from 10am to 3pm, Monday through Thursday.
Please contact Cynthia Dreier at 203.432.3701 or firstname.lastname@example.org prior to your visit to confirm date and time.
This exhibition is a joint project of the Yale Council on Archaeological Studies and the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. It is made possible by generous contributions from the Bead Society of Greater Washington in Washington, D.C.